Promissory Note Information

Federal Perkins, Federal Health Profession Loan-Pharmacy, Primary Care Loan, Federal Nursing Loan, Nurse Faculty Loan, UW Madison Institutional Loans:

The Bursar's Student Loan department creates promissory notes for Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Health Profession Loans (Nursing, Pharmacy, Primary Care, and Nurse Faculty) and institutional loans. A signed Perkins master promissory note will authorize a student for multiple semesters. Federal Health Profession-Pharmacy, Primary Care, Federal Nursing, Nurse Faculty, and Institutional loans require a promissory note and documentation to be signed each academic year before their aid can be received.

Educational loans are financial obligations that must be repaid. It is the borrower's responsibility to understand and meet the terms and conditions of the loan agreement.

Students awarded a loan will receive an e-mail from ECSI with detailed instructions on how to sign their promissory note. The promissory note can be signed electronically by going to , under 'students' and 'eSIGN a promissory note.'

Loan proceeds are applied directly to the student's Tuition and Fee Student Account.

Short Term Loans

  • When a short term loan is authorized by the Financial Aid Office or a UW-Madison campus department, the Student Loans Office prepares a promissory note. The promissory note is held at the Bursar's Office front desk for the student to sign. At that time, the short term loan check is given to the student.
    • Bring a photo ID.

NOTE: Bank loans are not included in these processes. They are managed by the Financial Aid Office and the bank from which the loan is drawn.

Forms and questions should be directed to:

The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Bursar's Office - Student Loans
333 East Campus Mall #10501
Madison, WI 53715-1383
Phone: 608-262-1791 (Open until 4:30 PM)
Fax: 608-265-3201

Customer Service Window hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:15 AM to 4:00 PM